Ark of Mystery is powered by Quickspin and has 5 reels and 20 paylines. Playable from 20p to £100 a spin across all devices, you join heroine Anna through ancient Egypt legend as she battles against the curses of the ancient Pharaohs in the hope of unlocking the ancient kingdom’s lost treasures. It comes with a Wild Ark Respin feature where Wild Ark symbols lock in place with up to 6 respins awarded. There’s also a Multiplier Booster feature where the multiplier can increase to 22x if you’re lucky.
Graphically, Ark of Mystery looks superb and has an Ancient Egyptian theme – similar to the story of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 royals as well as the eye of Horus, scarab beetles and ankhs.
Anna, the story’s heroine, is the most rewarding symbol giving you 50 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The ark is the wild symbol and substitutes for all other symbols (bar the Multiplier Booster symbol) – it only appears on the middle 3 reels (i.e. reels 2, 3 and 4).
When it comes to bonus features, Ark of Mystery has 2 – you have the Wild Ark Respin feature which is triggered when you get a Wild Ark symbol on any of the 3 middle reels. All Wild Ark symbol lock in position with a free respin awarded.
At the start of each respin, the Wild Ark symbols replicate to an open adjacent position on the same reel (i.e. up or down). The respins continue as long as adjacent positions remain – the feature can give you up to 6 respins in total with 3 fully wild reels if you’re lucky.
There’s also a Multiplier Booster feature which is played when the Multiplier Booster symbol appears on reel 5 – each 1 of these symbols will increase the multiplier by 1. With up to 21 Multiplier Booster symbols on offer, you could end up with a 22x multiplier applied to your winnings.
Ark of Mystery is certainly action-packed and is a medium to high variance slot – the bigger wins will come from the Multiplier Booster feature as the 22x multiplier can result in payouts of up to 6,509 times your stake! There are plenty of Ancient Egyptian-themed slots out there, like Novomatic’s Book of Ra Deluxe, but Ark of Mystery is certainly one of the better ones.